Kung Fu Master in the mountains


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roygoh

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Our first visit to Mount Rainier this year. My friend was having fun on the snow:





CP995, focal length = 8.2mm, f/6.7, 1/626 sec, with fill flash.
 

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I understand that shooting snow can be a hassle. Any tips on the correct exposures?
 

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The main problem with shooting snow is that the camera meters everything as if they are grey, so when you picture has a large patch of white it will underexpose it and the white will turn out grey.

Since I am using a digital camera, I did not do anything to exposure compensation, but relied on PS to correct the levels and colour balance. The result is of course a little higher in the noise level, but not very noticeable expecially for web posting.

I guess the correct way to do that is to use exposure compensation of +1 or +1.5 EV when you shoot in such conditions. Alternatively, use spot metering and meter off something that is grey.
 

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Arrrgggghhhh....!!!! Wah eh chiu ah....!!!!!!!!

(Ooouuuchh! My hand....!!!!!!)

 

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Great shots...me not sure, but it could be better if u could go lower so that the whole body is clear of the mountains in the background...:)
 

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The last shot I posted was actually taken before the first 2 that I posted. After I realised that I need a lower angle, the first person already too tired to jump anymore, because I already took a few shots to get the timing right (CP995 shutter lag...).

That's why the other 2 shots were taken at a lower angle, plus the model can jump higher. ;)
 

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